Tran Minh Duc (b. 1982, Saigon, Vietnam) is drawn to the history of place, how images of the past inspire human action in their appropriated, fragmented and intangible forms such as oral histories, religious calendars, postcards and much more. Tran’s work specifically examines the character of urban life in Vietnam, studying the interaction between collective and individual, between ideas of what is local and foreign. His art encompasses performance, photography, collage and installation. He has participated in numerous artist-in-residency programs in Japan and Myanmar. He currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Select notable exhibitions include: ‘Global Cities’, Center Stage, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2014; ‘15th Anniversary: Nha San Duc’, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014; ‘The Festival of Independents’, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, UK, 2013; ‘Beyond Pressure: Festival of Performance Art’, Yangon, Myanmar, 2012; ‘Poetic Politic’, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA, 2012; ‘Tokyo Story’, TWS Shibuya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2012; ‘Dogma Prize in Self Portraiture’, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, 2011; ‘Open Edit: AAA Mobile Library’, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, 2011; ‘Syntax and Diction’, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, 2010.